Period
to 18 January 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 18 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 11,047 17,540 19,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.79% 19.24% 20.60%
As % of the General category 45.38% 48.26% 48.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,543 12,268 13,567
England median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £304
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 235 198
England median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £14.05 £12.29
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £48.80
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -15.09%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 24,341 36,346 39,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.00% 39.87% 42.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,863 24,099 26,300
England median daily rate £488 £491 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% +3.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £669
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 980 976
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.11 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.49% -0.33% +5.62%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.88 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year - +0.46% +5.75%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 6,739 £550 +4.76% 1,749
South East -5 1,471 £475 - 558
North of England -2 984 £450 +5.88% 598
South West -3 723 £461 +2.50% 249
Midlands 0 628 £450 +2.86% 341
North West -4 489 £450 +5.88% 330
East of England 0 410 £425 -15.00% 193
Yorkshire -4 385 £425 - 218
West Midlands 0 378 £425 -3.68% 207
East Midlands 0 234 £450 +5.88% 134
North East +14 111 £413 +6.45% 50
South Coast +1 1 - -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 2,997 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1,720 (15.57%) SQL
3 1,617 (14.64%) Banking
4 1,449 (13.12%) Java
5 1,425 (12.90%) Microsoft
6 1,304 (11.80%) Azure
7 1,178 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
8 1,171 (10.60%) Project Management
9 1,134 (10.27%) AWS
10 1,126 (10.19%) SAP
11 1,118 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 1,078 (9.76%) Python
13 1,068 (9.67%) DevOps
14 1,028 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
15 1,021 (9.24%) JavaScript
16 1,006 (9.11%) Oracle
17 985 (8.92%) Migration
18 978 (8.85%) C#
19 916 (8.29%) Windows
20 900 (8.15%) .NET
21 829 (7.50%) SQL Server
22 803 (7.27%) Analytics
23 772 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
24 770 (6.97%) Scrum
25 735 (6.65%) Public Sector
26 719 (6.51%) Telecoms
27 701 (6.35%) Marketing
28 682 (6.17%) Degree
29 672 (6.08%) Programme Management
30 657 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 272 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 186 (1.68%) Confluence
3 185 (1.67%) Apache Spark
4 96 (0.87%) IIS
5 94 (0.85%) Apache
6 89 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
7 86 (0.78%) SAS
8 70 (0.63%) CMS
9 64 (0.58%) MS Exchange
10 56 (0.51%) Skype for Business
11 45 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
12 42 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 37 (0.33%) WebSphere
14 29 (0.26%) Mule
15 25 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
16 24 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 23 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
18 21 (0.19%) JBoss
19 19 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
20 18 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 657 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 460 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
3 264 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 181 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
5 114 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 50 (0.45%) Sketch
6 50 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 39 (0.35%) InVision
8 30 (0.27%) Photoshop
9 21 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 20 (0.18%) Open Workbench
11 11 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.063%) Figma
12 7 (0.063%) Zeplin
13 6 (0.054%) 3ds Max
13 6 (0.054%) Chatbot
13 6 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
14 5 (0.045%) SPSS
15 4 (0.036%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.036%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 179 (1.62%) SAP S/4HANA
2 141 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 116 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
4 110 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
5 99 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
6 96 (0.87%) SAP FI
7 90 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
8 83 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
9 76 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
9 76 (0.69%) SAP CO
10 75 (0.68%) NetSuite
11 72 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
11 72 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
12 64 (0.58%) SAP ERP
13 54 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
14 53 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
15 50 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
16 48 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
17 47 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 41 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,304 (11.80%) Azure
2 1,134 (10.27%) AWS
3 409 (3.70%) Office 365
4 406 (3.68%) Power Platform
5 343 (3.10%) GCP
6 281 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
7 186 (1.68%) Serverless
8 181 (1.64%) SaaS
9 161 (1.46%) OpenShift
10 155 (1.40%) PaaS
11 145 (1.31%) Amazon S3
11 145 (1.31%) GitHub
12 136 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
13 118 (1.07%) IaaS
14 98 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
15 83 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
16 82 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
17 80 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
18 67 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
19 57 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 317 (2.87%) Firewall
2 159 (1.44%) WAN
3 152 (1.38%) DNS
4 139 (1.26%) LAN
5 126 (1.14%) VPN
6 117 (1.06%) Internet
7 104 (0.94%) TCP/IP
8 97 (0.88%) DHCP
9 95 (0.86%) Network Security
10 72 (0.65%) MPLS
10 72 (0.65%) Skype
11 68 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
12 63 (0.57%) Wireless
13 57 (0.52%) HTTP
14 56 (0.51%) SAN
15 51 (0.46%) BGP
16 49 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
17 44 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
18 42 (0.38%) Multicast
19 39 (0.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 829 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 399 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 396 (3.58%) Power BI
4 346 (3.13%) Big Data
5 296 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 240 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 237 (2.15%) Relational Database
8 219 (1.98%) NoSQL
9 202 (1.83%) Hadoop
10 183 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 179 (1.62%) MySQL
12 172 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
13 160 (1.45%) MongoDB
14 129 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
15 114 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
16 107 (0.97%) Data Lake
17 103 (0.93%) RDBMS
18 99 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
19 96 (0.87%) Oracle Database
19 96 (0.87%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 482 (4.36%) JIRA
2 415 (3.76%) Jenkins
3 405 (3.67%) Git (software)
4 165 (1.49%) Selenium
5 148 (1.34%) TeamCity
6 135 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 126 (1.14%) Maven
8 114 (1.03%) Cucumber
9 103 (0.93%) Visual Studio
10 101 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
11 95 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
12 91 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
13 77 (0.70%) Artifactory
13 77 (0.70%) JUnit
14 71 (0.64%) RStudio
15 64 (0.58%) Bitbucket
16 53 (0.48%) Subversion
16 53 (0.48%) webpack
17 41 (0.37%) Eclipse
18 37 (0.33%) Mockito
General
1 1,617 (14.64%) Banking
2 735 (6.65%) Public Sector
3 719 (6.51%) Telecoms
4 701 (6.35%) Marketing
5 646 (5.85%) Front Office
6 637 (5.77%) Manufacturing
7 457 (4.14%) Electronics
8 375 (3.39%) Retail
9 313 (2.83%) Investment Banking
10 311 (2.82%) Financial Institution
11 277 (2.51%) Legal
12 179 (1.62%) Back Office
13 115 (1.04%) Law
14 114 (1.03%) Billing
15 106 (0.96%) General Ledger
16 90 (0.81%) Retail Banking
17 72 (0.65%) Advertising
18 67 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
19 57 (0.52%) Publishing
20 48 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,574 (23.30%) Developer
2 1,730 (15.66%) Analyst
3 999 (9.04%) Project Manager
4 862 (7.80%) Architect
5 720 (6.52%) Consultant
6 677 (6.13%) Business Analyst
7 539 (4.88%) Java Developer
8 414 (3.75%) Senior Developer
9 327 (2.96%) C# Developer
10 306 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
11 301 (2.72%) .NET Developer
12 272 (2.46%) Data Analyst
13 266 (2.41%) Python Developer
14 263 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
15 241 (2.18%) Financial Analyst
16 215 (1.95%) React Developer
17 205 (1.86%) IT Manager
18 201 (1.82%) Full Stack Developer
18 201 (1.82%) Programme Manager
19 198 (1.79%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 900 (8.15%) .NET
2 589 (5.33%) Web Services
3 573 (5.19%) AngularJS
4 559 (5.06%) React
5 516 (4.67%) HTML
6 454 (4.11%) CSS
7 355 (3.21%) Node.js
8 263 (2.38%) Spring
9 255 (2.31%) REST
10 237 (2.15%) RESTful
11 235 (2.13%) XML
12 233 (2.11%) Kafka
13 221 (2.00%) ASP.NET
14 198 (1.79%) J2EE
15 191 (1.73%) JSON
16 185 (1.67%) .NET Core
17 155 (1.40%) Spring Boot
18 149 (1.35%) HTML5
19 144 (1.30%) .NET Framework
20 138 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1,028 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 433 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
3 423 (3.83%) User Experience
4 364 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 357 (3.23%) Fixed Income
6 354 (3.20%) Derivative
7 330 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 311 (2.82%) Data Centre
9 300 (2.72%) Equities
10 240 (2.17%) Hedge funds
11 205 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
12 148 (1.34%) Virtual Team
13 144 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
14 139 (1.26%) Mobile App
14 139 (1.26%) Public Cloud
15 129 (1.17%) Data Structures
16 112 (1.01%) Algorithms
17 81 (0.73%) Blog
18 67 (0.61%) Credit Risk
19 64 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 916 (8.29%) Windows
2 569 (5.15%) Linux
3 359 (3.25%) Windows 10
4 295 (2.67%) Unix
5 224 (2.03%) Windows Server
6 180 (1.63%) Windows 7
7 120 (1.09%) Android
8 113 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 95 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 92 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 76 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 39 (0.35%) Solaris
13 19 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 16 (0.14%) AIX
15 16 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 14 (0.13%) VMS
17 11 (0.100%) CentOS
17 11 (0.100%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.091%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,997 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1,178 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
3 1,171 (10.60%) Project Management
4 1,118 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,068 (9.67%) DevOps
6 985 (8.92%) Migration
7 803 (7.27%) Analytics
8 772 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
9 770 (6.97%) Scrum
10 672 (6.08%) Programme Management
11 645 (5.84%) Project Delivery
12 640 (5.79%) Change Management
13 635 (5.75%) Microservices
14 623 (5.64%) ERP
15 613 (5.55%) Software Engineering
16 592 (5.36%) TDD
17 560 (5.07%) Asset Management
18 557 (5.04%) ITIL
19 491 (4.44%) Test Automation
20 485 (4.39%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1,720 (15.57%) SQL
2 1,449 (13.12%) Java
3 1,078 (9.76%) Python
4 1,021 (9.24%) JavaScript
5 978 (8.85%) C#
6 344 (3.11%) PowerShell
7 228 (2.06%) C++
8 225 (2.04%) R
9 178 (1.61%) C
10 169 (1.53%) TypeScript
11 163 (1.48%) T-SQL
12 142 (1.29%) Scala
13 135 (1.22%) VBA
14 132 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 124 (1.12%) Java 8
16 102 (0.92%) PL/SQL
17 90 (0.81%) PHP
18 86 (0.78%) Ruby
19 79 (0.72%) Shell Script
20 78 (0.71%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 682 (6.17%) Degree
2 511 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 332 (3.01%) SC Cleared
4 156 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 149 (1.35%) PMI Certification
6 128 (1.16%) PMP
7 126 (1.14%) CISSP
8 106 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 105 (0.95%) CCNP
10 102 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
11 87 (0.79%) CISM
12 84 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
13 82 (0.74%) ACCA
14 81 (0.73%) CIMA
15 71 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
16 67 (0.61%) ISEB
17 66 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 63 (0.57%) CCNA
19 51 (0.46%) ISTQB
20 49 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (3.37%) QA
2 311 (2.82%) PMO
3 168 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 140 (1.27%) GDPR
5 122 (1.10%) SLA
6 117 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 67 (0.61%) NIST
8 52 (0.47%) IFRS
9 51 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 44 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 43 (0.39%) MiFID
12 35 (0.32%) RMADS
13 33 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 31 (0.28%) JSP 440
15 27 (0.24%) COBIT
16 24 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 22 (0.20%) PSD2
18 20 (0.18%) Solvency II
19 18 (0.16%) EMIR
20 16 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 514 (4.65%) Docker
2 412 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 154 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (0.44%) XenApp
5 46 (0.42%) XenDesktop
6 45 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 38 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (0.34%) vSphere
8 37 (0.33%) HDFS
9 33 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 22 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.11%) VMware NSX
13 10 (0.091%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.091%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.072%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.072%) Xen
15 7 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 7 (0.063%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 405 (3.67%) Kubernetes
2 307 (2.78%) Terraform
3 279 (2.53%) Ansible
4 145 (1.31%) SCCM
5 144 (1.30%) Puppet
6 118 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
7 62 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
8 43 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 30 (0.27%) SCOM
10 25 (0.23%) AirWatch
10 25 (0.23%) FortiGate
11 23 (0.21%) Control-M
12 22 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
12 22 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
13 19 (0.17%) Packer
13 19 (0.17%) WSUS
14 18 (0.16%) Nagios
15 17 (0.15%) Grafana
16 16 (0.14%) Kibana
16 16 (0.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,425 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 1,126 (10.19%) SAP
3 1,006 (9.11%) Oracle
4 313 (2.83%) Cisco
5 284 (2.57%) VMware
6 223 (2.02%) Google
7 215 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
8 191 (1.73%) Tableau
9 176 (1.59%) Citrix
10 144 (1.30%) ServiceNow
11 130 (1.18%) Splunk
12 113 (1.02%) IBM
13 109 (0.99%) Adobe
14 95 (0.86%) Red Hat
15 88 (0.80%) MuleSoft
16 86 (0.78%) Cognos
17 83 (0.75%) Bloomberg
18 75 (0.68%) HP
19 72 (0.65%) Dell
19 72 (0.65%) Sybase